Once I have made an embryo, I am free to use it however I want.

False.

You must have the necessary consent to use the embryo for that particular purpose. Depending on your situation, the people you need consent from may change. For example:

  • If you made the embryo with your current partner, you must have their consent to use the embryo.
  • If a donor only gave you their consent to make a baby with their reproductive materials, you cannot donate the embryo for research without first getting the donor’s specific consent.
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